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London Buses

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
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One of the largest bus networks in the world, with around 8,500 vehicles in...

One of the largest bus networks in the world, with around 8,500 vehicles in the fleet, 50 bus stations and 19,500 bus stops.

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Purchased an Oyster card on the first day of a four day trip for £20, great value and service. We used the tickets everyday to hop on n off he London buses to reach our... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Purchased an Oyster card on the first day of a four day trip for £20, great value and service. We used the tickets everyday to hop on n off he London buses to reach our destinations, the bees run every 3-4 minutes on some routes and also gives you an opportunity to see the many sights of London along the... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This isn't as difficult as it seems. Use the red buses to explore Central London for maximum 4.50 pounds a day and still have the option of using the tube (at extra cost). Get a regular Oyster Card on arrival (for example, Heathrow Terminal 5 has a counter in Arrivals that sells them - and so do tube stations and... More 

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Thank GusRobinWood
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used the London Buses with my PA for the very first time on Wednesday while visiting London was very pleased to be able to use said as full time wheelchair and your driver and buses enabled smooth travelling around London Thank you.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5,354 reviews
1,584 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,826 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best transportation service Easy ride in & out Convenient way of transportation Must have pre paid oyster card or ticket

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,500 reviews
1,723 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These double decker buses are a nice way to see the city. You get on and off along the routes whenever it suits you and the oystercard makes it so convenient to travel. Traffic jams are not an issue and you get to see the sights of London as you travel.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit London, I travel a bit by bus and the services are expensive but frequent. The single deckers I use (often around Hammersmith station), when paused - a lot in London - they shake/vibrate like mad. My teeth nearly fell out! Surely in the early 21 century it is possible to have buses which are comfortable for passengers?... More 

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Thank wanderingirishperson
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This last trip to London we thought that we had made a mistake by booking a hotel in Crystal Palace. It's a reasonable distance from the main bit we wanted which was around the Tower. However, we decided that we would try the bus. What an amazing experience compared to Leeds. The buses were frequent, on time with friendly staff... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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467 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used buses much more on a recent trip to London and enjoyed the buses. We didn't get stuck in traffic, maybe we were just lucky or perhaps it was the routes we needed. We found them great to use , Oyster card making it simple and fast to board. Get anywhere and see London as you go.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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1,406 reviews
680 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These buses are a great way to see London and the sights around the City and are the only time that we use buses within the U.K. as we normally travel everywhere by car when at home Oyster cards or contactless cards are a must as the majority of bus drivers do not take money on board

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41 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If I could give any potential visitor to London one piece of advice it would be to use the bus, not the tube. The tube is overcrowded and claustrophobic. The bus is cheaper, easier (especially with children) and much more pleasant. They go absolutely everywhere and it such a lovely way to see London. I've often gone past somewhere interesting,... More 

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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